Friday, May 2, 2008

China Records 14,296 cases of Occupational Illness with Pneumoconiosis at the Top of the List

The Ministry of Health reported that China recorded 14,296 cases of occupational diseases last year, including 10,963 cases of pneumoconiosis, a chronic disease of the lungs resulting from long-term inhalation of dust. According to the Ministry of Health China's high incidence of occupational disease is mainly caused by poor working facilities and unsafe production especially in some medium and small-sized companies.

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